ESTHER Database

Basics on AChE
ESTHER definition
What is up?
& disclaimer


We warmly thank:

  •   Jean Racine (1639-1699) who wrote the following tercet (which we found to be appropriate for the Internet):

    Son amitié pour moi le rend ingénieux
    Absent Je le consulte, et ses réponses sages
    Pour venir jusqu'à moi trouvent mille passages.
    ESTHER acte I, scene I (1689)

    His friendship for me makes him clever
    While he is away I consult him, and his wise answers
    To reach me, find thousand paths.

  •   Florence Corpet, Jerome Gouzy and Daniel Kahn - from PRODOM INRA Toulouse - for sharing the DisplayFam: Protein Family Viewer, and Multalign program with us.

  •   Keith Bradnam - the UK CropNet webmaster and Arabidopsis Genome Resource developer - who helped us customize Perl scripts.

  •   Alan Robinson, who kindly provided us with Java codes for the Mutation viewer application and kept helping us for its implementation for ESTHER.

  •   Lincoln Stein - the author of the Perl Ace browser - who helped us adapt it to ESTHER.

  •   Jean Thierry-Mieg and Richard Durbin - the writers of the ACeDB database system - who, along with Danielle Thierry-Mieg, intensely helped us build the ESTHER Database.

  •  The current ACeDB and WormBase Teams, who also helped us with ACeDB updates.

  •   Hervé Recipon (National Institute for Biological Information) for adaptation of the BLAST page and program.

  •   The curators of the GenBank, EMBL and Swiss-Prot databases, and the creators of many WWW servers which we used for ESTHER.

    And also:

  •  Avigdor Shafferman (Israel Institute for Biological Research, Ness-Ziona, IL), who made the initial Mutation Table available to us

  •   Kurt Giles (Weizmann Inst. of Science, Rehovot, IL), who carefully proofread all the data introduced in the early times of the server.

  •   Mary K. Gentry and Bhupendra P. Doctor (WRAIR, Silver Spring, MD), who provided ESTHER with a carefully built alignment of a large set of sequences.

  •  Anne Molgaard (U. Copenhagen, DK), Zoran Radic (UCSD, La Jolla, CA), Charles Millard (Weizmann Inst. of Science, Rehovot, IL), Zygmunt Derewenda (U. Virginia, Charlottesville, VA), who reported errors or discrepancies in the structure pages and helped correct them.


    We do not warrant the correctness of the data, and disclaim liability for damages resulting from its use. We cannot provide unrestricted permission regarding the use of the data, as some data may be covered by patents or other rights.

    Any medical or genetic information is provided for research, educational and informational purposes only. It is not in any way intended to be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment or care.

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  • Send your questions or comments to :
    Mail to: Nicolas Lenfant, Thierry Hotelier, Yves Bourne, Pascale Marchot and Arnaud Chatonnet.
    Please cite: Lenfant 2013 Nucleic.Acids.Res. or Marchot Chatonnet 2012 Prot.Pept Lett.
    For technical information about these pages see:
    ESTHER Home Page and ACEDB Home Page
    AcePerl Lincoln Stein Home Page

    Acknowledgements and disclaimer